WordPress PHP CodeSniffer for your favorite editor

PHP Code Sniffer (PHPCS) is a code inspector that can help enforce coding standards by highlighting problems. We like it because using it is an easy way to make sure you’re using best practices while you’re editing, or before you commit your code. Because we work with WordPress, we use the the official WordPress coding standards […]

LKT Improves Sales with new WordPress Website and FileMaker database Integration

LKT Laboratories sells biochemicals for life science research in areas such as cancer prevention and neuroscience. LKT contacted LuminFire so that they could take advantage of their existing technology investment in a FileMaker database used to track all products. They needed a new eCommerce website and wanted it to automatically connect to the FileMaker app already […]

Live Chat WordPress Plugin

Question: Do you have any recommendations on live chat plugins for WordPress?  I’m looking for one where a logged in visitor could view a set of people and choose one to talk to.  It would need to allow for multiple chats at once.  Ideally I could associate a WordPress user with a live chat agent account. […]

WWW: To Have or Not to Have

Question: I saw an article today advocating that the “right” way to do URLs is to use the www in front. But I had previously heard many others saying that this prefix was most deprecated and so not to use it. I’m curious to hear what other people think about this. Answer: According to most […]

Reset WordPress Password Challenge

Here’s a more technical and specific WordPress development question where a WordPress application has multiple emails stored for each login. Question I have a WordPress site that requires users to register using an email address as their username.  It also grabs an additional email address during registration that becomes the user’s email meta data.  This all works fine […]

Preventing WordPress Hacking Attempts

Question: In the last two weeks, all of my WordPress websites that are under my hostgator hosting account have been hacked. Hostgator is currently doing a scan for malware – but since that is what they did last week, I need some suggestions for better security. Thanks for any type of “best practices” or links to white papers, […]

Google SEO-Removing Posts

Question: I am taking over an e-commerce site that has 50 or so bogus posts published over 3 months that have smartly crafted SEO drivel for content. The post images are nonsense but have good alt tags.  There is no duplicate content. The author wrote each post for a different keyword phrase. Interestingly,  those posts did […]

Fixing Failed Emails from WordPress and WooCommerce

Q: A client’s site running WooCommerce does not send their customer email notifications after an order has been placed or when the order changes status. The backend runs just fine and clients receive email notification that an order has been placed. The customer should get a notification as well when their order status changes but they also do […]